Shin
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Shin
See also: Shin, shin-, and shín

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?n

Etymology 1

From Middle English shyn, shine, from Old English scinu, from Proto-Germanic *skin?. Cognate with West Frisian skine, Dutch scheen, German Schiene.

Noun

shin (plural shins)

  1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone: Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Shinbone on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
    Synonym: tibia
  2. A fishplate for a railway.
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Verb

shin (third-person singular simple present shins, present participle shinning, simple past and past participle shinned)

  1. (Britain, as "shin up") To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like.
    to shin up a mast
    Synonym: shinny (US)
  2. To strike with the shin.
    • 2011 January 5, Mark Ashenden, "Wolverhampton 1 - 0 Chelsea", in BBC[1]:
      The warning signs had been there as Peter Cech had already had to palm away a stinging shot from Ronald Zubar but immediately afterwards the Blues goalkeeper could only watch in horror as defender Boswinga shinned the ball into his own net from Hunt's corner.
  3. (US, slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
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Etymology 2

Alternative forms

Noun

shin (plural shins)

  1. The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others): Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Shin (letter) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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Esperanto

Pronoun

shin

  1. H-system spelling of ?in

Hausa

Etymology

From Arabic ?(n).

Noun

shin f

  1. shin (letter of the Arabic alphabet)

Irish

Pronoun

shin

  1. Lenited form of sin.

Japanese

Romanization

shin

  1. R?maji transcription of

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish sinni.

Pronoun

shin (emphatic shinyn)

  1. (personal pronoun) we, us

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